Enjoy your stay in Costa Rica how it should be! Overlooking the jungle, with great ocean views, wildlife close to reach, in total peace and harmony with nature!
V I L L A M A L I N C H E Q U E P O S
Brand new, very private and extremely quiet Apartment, sleeps 2 + 1, full equipped kitchen, BBQ, cable TV LCD 32", sound system, high speed wifi, bathroom with blower equipped tub
Enjoy the great ocean views with spectacular sunsets in our luxury hammocks. NEW pool on the property !!
A paradise for nature lovers, a private jungle trail leads to a river platform surrounded by lush tropical forest. Colorful birds, butterflies and tropical animals can be watched, as well as all 3 different kinds of monkeys of Costa Rica visit the surrounding trees frequently. The constant breeze invites to relax in- and outside, around tropical flowers and plants.
The interior is carefully designed and manufactured with recycled wood and antique decoration objects from the former banana companies in Quepos. A piece of history!
Location: just up-hill (15 min. walking or 3 min. by car/taxi) from the new Marina of Quepos and weekly farmers market, private access road, save parking.
Ocean views: West - the complete coastline (sunsets!), South - to the peninsula Punta Quepos
Price: $ 120.-/night, maid service, concierge/manager. Day excursions and adventures can be organized on request - there is a lot of FUN out there!
NEW pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy ranchito, hammocks!
The pool is shared only with guests of the two listings on our property:
Tree House https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
Villa Malinche https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/265024
Interaction with Guests
We provide complete privacy in both units, the Tree House and Villa Malinche, but we are here for you if you need to know details of local attractions, activities, beaches, etc.
Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it!
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES in the area:
ATV Fourtrax Adventure
Rainforest on Horseback
White Water Rafting
Sport Fishing Charters
Jet Ski Safari
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mangrove Waterway Exploration
Rainmaker Mountain Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park tour
Sunset Sail Cruise
Vanilla Spice Farm Tour
Spa and Yoga
The property is about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes by car/taxi from downtown Quepos. From there, you have a frequent bus service (every 15 minutes, 60 cents/ride) to the beach and National Park Manuel Antonio. The drive takes about 10 minutes, also by car (parking along the beach or at the entrance of the NP)
Closest airport is San Jose (SJO), with several options for transportation to Quepos:
SANSA AND NATURE AIR are the two local airlines, taking you to Quepos or back to San Jose, the flight is 25 minutes, the ticket cost $ 75.-/pax one way. Both airlines can be found in the web and tickets can be easy purchased online.
INTERBUS AND GRAYLINE: shuttle service with several pick up and drop off locations.
The other option is a van transportation, pick up at the airport upon your arrival and drop off at Villa Malinche. This way you can already enjoy your drive from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast.
VAN TRANSPORTATION: door to door service (any time day or night)
Ask us for the current price.
You can, of course, also rent a vehicle and drive by yourself, but I can always see the guests arriving very exhausted. For your individual transportation then in Manuel Antonio, there are several rental car companies with similar cars and prices:
RENTAL CAR COMPANIES represented in QUEPOS:
Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Adobe, Budget, Toyota, Economy, National
Other Things to Note
If your dates are not available, check our other listing:
The Tree House: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
No smoking inside of the house
Don't feed the monkeys !!!
Relax and take it easy!
Use the Safe for your valuables and electronics!
Lock the windows and doors!
Villa Malinche was fantastic. As many others of commented, the experience and views are far more spectacular than the pictures provided. Thomas not only provides all the information you need through the listing and once you book, but also provides a wealth of information upon arrival and at any point during your visit should you need it. We saw more wildlife (Squirrel and Capuchin Monkeys, Macaws, Parrots, a wide variety of lizards and birds, frogs/toads, butterflies, etc.) at the villa than we did while visiting Manual Antonio. Galleta - Thomas' go to taxi driver is phenomenal! He is super nice, funny and very helpful. The car ride to all the touristy restaurants and shops located close to Manual Antonio is about 15 minutes from door-to-door and relatively cheap ($4 to Quepos - $10 to MA). For this reason, I would not even bother renting a car. The walk down to Quepos is not bad. However, walking back up can be a challenge - especially attempting to do so in the middle of the day. I would only recommend/plan on it if you are up for the challenge as you will be eager to jump in the pool upon return. The pool and grounds are beautiful - we enjoyed our time much more here than at the beaches. Overall, the experience was delightful and refreshing. If you are looking for a place to relax, have access to tourist areas within Manual Antonio, and enjoy all that the area has to offer, then I highly recommend Villa Malinche. While it is clearly a little different than staying at a 4 or 5 star resort, I think the pros outweigh the cons, and the price difference and value for all the villas has to offer is unbeatable. We also had Thomas book us a sunset sail excursion and a tour of Rainmaker park with a guide (Henry). Both excursions were phenomenal and highly recommended. Lastly, my wife strongly dislikes bugs and critters, and she also had a phenomenal time here as well. From time to time a bug or gecko got into the villa; however, the are not pests and are a part of nature and the experience. Overall, we both highly recommend Villa Malinche to anyone considering traveling to the Quepos/Manual Antonio area.
What a scenic and peaceful place! It's evident that Thomas and Lili take a lot of pride in the rooms they rent out, and in the whole property. The room was built for relaxation, with hammocks and comfy chairs to take in the view. The open shower was really cool too. We had all the amenities we needed for the week.
Thomas and Lili were very generous hosts; we had to work on our laptops on the mornings and asked if they knew of a babysitter. They arranged for Lili's receptionist to forward calls to her cell while watching our son. They really went above and beyond and we'd recommend staying there for anyone who's looking for a relaxing vacation at a beautiful location.
Thank you Thomas & Lili for making our stay in Villa Malinche perfect. The villa is beautiful, contemporary and has all mod cons. The views are breathtaking and watching the wildlife from the comfort of a hammock became our favourite pastime. Thank you :)
What a beautiful and fantastic villa located just up the hill from the small fishing village Quepos. It's hard to describe the magic of this place - you are in the middle of the rain forest with all it has to offer combined with a luxury villa. We woke up every morning to the sounds of howler monkeys, birds and other sounds of the rain forest we did not recognize. The grounds are impeccably landscaped with plants and flora indigenous to the rain forest.
Thomas was a gracious and attentive host. Whenever we had a request, question or wanted to book an excursion he was always available. A true gentleman and a wonderful concierge.
The only negative was the wifi/internet connection. It was very slow and reliable to the point of not being usable. It was not a concern to us but I would recommend you check with Thomas before booking if you require something more reliable.
I can't say enough good things about this beautiful villa! Thomas is extremely welcoming, helpful and willing to assist guests however needed to make their stay unique, special and memorable. The villa is exactly as it looks in the pictures- except better! It is beautiful designed and contains everything you need to be comfortable on your vacation. There are beautiful ocean views from both inside and outside the villa. The property is very quiet and peaceful, the most tranquil place we stayed in Costa Rica. The location is great, less than 5 minutes from Quepos and about 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio. You get to experience wild animals including geckos, monkeys and different birds to name a few. The monkeys can get loud in the morning, but definitely made the experience fun and memorable. The geckos often come inside the villa, however they are harmless and didn't bother us at all. I would highly recommend the property and am so glad we stayed here! Absolutely beautiful!
Wonderful!!!! Thomas and Lili provide a experience like no other. What you see in the pictures is exactly what the villa looks like and more. The views to the ocean are spectacular and the sunsets are amazing. You can hear the waves at night and birds in the morning.
We were privileged enough to dined with Thomas and his family for a birthday celebration, the food was delicious and they made us feel at home. Villa Malinche is a unique experience that most not be missed.
The property was beautiful! The place was very spacious, clean, and definitely unique. The property sits on a hill which is surrounded by jungle and monkeys. Be warned if you are not into bugs and reptiles this place does have critters coming in and out to visit you. Also, the road here has not been fixed for a while so its very rocky with lots of pot holes. A taxi is only $4-5 one way. But we ended up walking to and from town, 10min walk each way. I recommend bringing a flash light if you do walk back at night.
Thomas was very helpful. He initially picked us up from the bus station and brought us to the property. After giving us a warm welcome he helped us connect to various activities we wanted to do such as the Canyoning Tour and the Water Rafting tour both of which were great fun! He was very helpful in accommodating all of our needs. I would definitely stay here if you want to enjoy Quepos.
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Moved from Switzerland 16 years ago, just love it here! The people are "pura vida", life is so easy, the climate is very healthy! Very lucky to have purchased a big piece of property in the Playa Macha area, declared as green zone, where I offer the Tree House and Villa Malinche. It's almost like the National Park, lot's of wildlife and very peaceful, surrounded by lush rain forest!
My wife Lili is a licensed physic therapist, also with a great dedication for massage treatments, she can make you feel in heaven.... Don't miss an onsite treatment during your stay!
We are happy to share this relaxed jungle feeling on our property with the people we meet through Airbnb. Just lay back in the hammocks, taste the famous coffee and watch the monkeys fly by...